Iowa Budget Report, Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy Budgets, 2016-2017

(2015) Iowa Budget Report, Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy Budgets, 2016-2017. Drug Control Policy, Office of

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Abstract

The Office of the Drug Policy Coordinator, established in Chapter 80E of the Code of Iowa, directs the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP); coordinates and monitors all statewide counter-drug efforts, substance abuse treatment grants and programs, substance abuse prevention and education programs; and engages in other related activities involving the Departments of public safety, corrections, education, public health and human services. The coordinator assists in the development of local and community strategies to fight substance abuse, including local law enforcement, education, and treatment activities. The Drug Policy Coordinator serves as chairperson to the Drug Policy Advisory Council, which includes the directors of the Departments of corrections, education, public health, public safety, human services, division of criminal and juvenile justice planning, and human rights, a prosecuting attorney, substance abuse treatment specialist, substance abuse prevention specialist, substance abuse treatment program director, judge, and one representative each from the Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers, the Iowa State Police Association, and the Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies' Association. The council makes policy recommendations related to substance abuse education, prevention, treatment, and drug enforcement. The Council and the Coordinator oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive Statewide Drug Control Strategy. The ODCP administers federal grant programs to improve the criminal justice system by supporting drug enforcement, substance abuse prevention and offender treatment programs across the state. The ODCP prepares and submits the Iowa Drug and Violent Crime Control Strategy, provides technical assistance to state and local agencies, as well as program evaluation and grants management.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Budget, Iowa Budget Report, Detailed Report
Subjects: State government
State government > State finance
ID Code: 24227
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 18 May 2017 16:17
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 16:17
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/24227